UK Tories sink in local polls
- Published: 3 May 2013 at 21.30
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LONDON — David Cameron's Conservatives took a drubbing in local elections amid a surge of support for an anti-EU and anti-immigration party, heaping pressure on the prime minister to appeal to the dissident right-wing of his own party.
Echoing results across Europe, British voters appeared to punish the ruling government, fed up with economic doldrums and austerity measures.
Britain's nationalist party appeared to be the recipient of a sizeable protest vote against the political elite and the EU, analysts said.
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